Volunteers

Volunteers are very important to ensuring that the annual STLHE conference runs smoothly.

Why Volunteer

What are the benefits of being a volunteer?

  • Network and meet professionals from Canada and around the world who are interested in teaching excellence and supporting student learning
  • See innovative teaching approaches, learn about research on teaching in higher education through your support of conference sessions and keynote addresses (*space and role permitting)
  • Add volunteer services to your CV, Resume or Co-Curricular Record (CCR)
  • Receive online training and position-related training depending on volunteer position
  • Receive a letter of appreciation from the Volunteer Committee and Conference Organizers to add to your CV, Resume or Portfolio
  • As a special thank you, all volunteers will be entered into a draw for assorted gift certificate prizes!
  • Receive a ‘fashionable’ conference T-shirt that is yours to keep!
  • If you are volunteering for 5 hours or more a day, receive a free lunch

Conference Locations

STLHE 2017 is a multi-institutional collaboration.  The conference will take place on campuses throughout Halifax (see list below).  The majority of volunteers will work on their own campuses but may have the opportunity for extended work at other campuses too.

  • Saint Mary’s University (pre-conference, Anglophone session)
  • Dalhousie University (Main Conference)
  • University of King’s College (Opening Reception)
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) (Poster Session and Pecha Kucha)

STLHE 2017 Volunteer Position Descriptions

NB:  Volunteers must be available during the week preceding the conference (June 12-16) for volunteer training and meet-and greet sessions.  Multiple sessions will be provided and volunteers will be expected to attend one session.

Registration and Information Desk/Greeters: Volunteers in this role will welcome attendees to the conference and provide them with their welcome packages as they arrive and answer attendees questions and concerns as needed. Volunteers in this position will be knowledgeable about Halifax and the university campuses, good communicators, calm, friendly, oriented toward helping and problem solving.       

  • Registration and Information Desk/Greeters: Volunteers in this role will welcome attendees to the conference and provide them with their welcome packages as they arrive and answer attendees questions and concerns as needed. Volunteers in this position will be knowledgeable about Halifax and the university campuses, good communicators, calm, friendly, oriented toward helping and problem solving.

  • Session Moderators: Session Moderators will provide support to conference presenters during interactive workshops and research presentations.  Moderators will meet the presenter(s) in the designated room, ensure that each presentation is set-up smoothly (locating IT Support if necessary), introduce the presenter(s), and remain for the duration of the session.  Moderators will keep time during the session, close the session formally when over, and pass on any relevant announcements to session attendees.

  • Tech Support: Volunteers in this role will provide audio-visual support to conference presenters as needed throughout the conference.  Tech Support volunteers should feel comfortable operating classroom computers and projectors.  They will receive training on campus AV equipment prior to the conference.           

  • Wayfinders: Persons in this role will help people find their way to campus buildings, rooms, different sessions, meals and accommodations.  Wayfinders will direct and sometimes walk attendees to locations they are seeking and maintain communication lines with conference planners to ensure new information or updates are distributed to conference attendees effectively.